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July 3, 2014
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Playing Pool with Carbon Atoms

UA physicists have discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene. The finding could lead to smaller and faster microprocessors. A University of Arizona-led team of physicists has discovered how to change the crystal structure of graphene, more commonly … Continue reading

April 13, 2014
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Researchers Grow Carbon Nanofibers Using Ambient Air, Without Toxic Ammonia

Researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. VACNFs hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries and other … Continue reading

June 10, 2013
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Flawed Diamonds Promise Sensory Perfection

Berkeley Lab researchers and their colleagues extend electron spin in diamond for incredibly tiny magnetic detectors From brain to heart to stomach, the bodies of humans and animals generate weak magnetic fields that a supersensitive detector could use to pinpoint … Continue reading

May 7, 2013
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Redesigned Material Could Lead to Lighter, Faster Electronics

Thin Layer of Germanium May Replace Silicon in Semiconductors COLUMBUS, Ohio—The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics, according to a new study. … Continue reading

May 21, 2012
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New Study by WHOI Scientists Provides Baseline Measurements of Carbon in Arctic Ocean

Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have conducted a new study to measure levels of carbon at various depths in the Arctic Ocean. The study, recently published in the journal Biogeosciences, provides data that will help researchers better … Continue reading

February 26, 2012
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NASA’s Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space

PASADENA, Calif. — Astronomers using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres had been found only in gas form in … Continue reading